While Bronn doesn’t belong to any of the major families of Westeros, the snarky Game of Thrones sellsword has been doing alright for himself. And during last Sunday’s episode, “The Spoils of War,” he landed himself a whopper of a hero moment behind Qyburn’s arrow-firing scorpion bow.
EXCEPT. That giant arrow was fired at Daenerys’s beloved dragon son Drogon, and the internet collectively went, “NOT THE DRAGON!!!”
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In this case, dragon love >>> Bronn love, and Bronn’s actor Jerome Flynn felt first-hand the disdain for his scorpion shot. In a Making Game of Thrones production interview, Flynn shared:
“I was surprised when I was watching it. I spent weeks on that sequence, but I was on the edge of my seat, the adrenaline was running — they really nailed it. Although since the day the battle aired, I’ve been a little unpopular, I have to say. My postman won’t speak to me because I shot the dragon.”
You know you’re really unpopular when even your mailman won’t chat with you, apparently. But Flynn clearly had the time of his life with the shot itself, because he actually got to fire that bow. Bless those practical effects:
“Yes, I shot that thing, so it was real. It was all part of the sequence and training. The armorers on this show are just geniuses, and they try to make everything as authentic as possible. It’s probably the coolest weapon I’m going to get to play with.”
Read the whole interview here.